The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was the highest since June 1983 and payrolls had now dropped for 21 consecutive months.
U.S. Sept non-farm payrolls plunge 263,000 - Yahoo! Finance=
A volconvo search of the phrase "shovel ready" an review of past threads since the Obama extension of the Bush TARP bailout / Economic Stimulus brings to mind the Obamanites' consistent drumbeat in response to criticism of the govt spending:
...that it wasnt a "bailout or hand-out to the rich" but rather a budget appropriation for countless federal and state "shovel-ready" projects that would not only provide much-needed infrastructure improvements, but also provide rapid employment for all kinds of displaced workers from all fields, especially "minorities".
Well.... with record unemployment...where's the beef?
Every state has legions of overpaid transportation directors, civil engineers, road departments, city planners, etc etc etc ad nauseum who get paid to write reams of reports and project proposals to justify their existence whether they are ever fundable or practicable---obviously all the federal govt would have had to have done was request from each state their top priority project proposal and directly fund it with a federal grant (kind of like was done with Citibank and Obama's chief campaign benefactor, Goldman Sachs).
It wasnt done, and the Obamanites are mute about it.
As soon as Obama came upon the national scene, I've kept my "shovel ready" but it was for the ensuing bullsh*t now obvious to anyone chosing to remain objective.